Personal Narrative: The Little Mermaid

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It all started during the summer of 2017, when, during a local theatre musical practice, I found out that the high school would be performing The Little Mermaid for the musical that year.
I was excited. ‘Oh my God, I can’t wait.’ I thought
I was a sophomore, so I thought that maybe I had a chance to get one of the bigger roles this year, because freshman usually don’t get really huge roles.
That’s when I started to think, ‘Wait, what roles would I wanna be? What roles even are there?’. I hadn’t seen the movie in years, so the only characters I recognized were Sebastian, Flounder, Ursula, and Ariel. For a few days I thought I wanted to be Flounder, but I eventually came to my senses and laughed at the thought of that. I obviously couldn’t be
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She’ll never forgive me. I thought. I was gloomy the rest of the day, and woke up the next day, still upset.
Other than that one day, most of the practices went swimmingly. I had some memorization problems, but closer to performance time, I hammered down of memorization and got everything down. I also remember when I first saw my costume. I laughed hysterically when I saw my hilarious hat and oven-mitt like claws, but I loved them. By performance time, I was ready. So ready.
Opening night went amazing. It had to be one of the best experiences in my entire life. Hearing people laugh at my lines and actions, and hearing them cheer after my songs. I was on an adrenaline high for the rest of the night. That’s what caused me to lose my voice. I was so excited, I wanted to go celebrate with my friends. I’ll leave out the details, but I ended up shouting, and I knew the instant after that I was beginning to lose my voice.
I woke up in the morning, and I could barely talk. It was the worst feeling in the world. I was so mad at myself for being so stupid.
“Why would you do that?” People would ask
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